Hollowed Out Logs

We’re very excited– we have a couple of “new” hollowed out logs arriving in the next week. Lots of coordination and communication to get a couple of logs that we can use in our animal habitats. Thanks to Michele, from our exhibits department, and her contact Jesse! As I type, the logs have been loaded and are making their way back to Durham this weekend. More news once the logs are out in animal areas…Read more

So much help (for so much work)

We just finished up bear pool cleaning and yard work. It’s a bear of a task and takes help from so many people. Folks from six different Museum teams spent about 100 total hours taking care of tasks and the bears. The pools are now clean, yard is mowed and weed-eated; poop-scooping complete; pruning off fences; viewing camera is now functional; added traction to cliff access for bears, and probably some other items I’m too tired to remember. The teamRead more

Being a Big Brother

Many people have seen the below video of one of our yearling brother wolves having at the den camera. He removed and destroyed the camera, without ingesting any of it. This is one of the most special (and pretty funny) den video clips from my point of view. So much is going in this clip for me. First, notice that there are pups in the den. With the pups five weeks old, mom, F2062, allows the rest of the familyRead more

A Report from Ranger Sarah

Many Rangers and Keepers spend more time at the wolf habitat than I do. I relish the stories they share with me. Here’s what Ranger Sarah shared with me from her time this past Wednesday with the wolves. (note that 2246 and 2247 are the one-year-old brothers) I was at the wolves from 9-1 today. It was interesting and entertaining to watch the family now that the pups are starting to move on their own.  The pups spent the day onRead more

What a good dad!

Monday we shared video of M1803 in the den while mom, F2062, nursed. Two more videos of Dad’s interactions: the first, is him dropping off food (a rat) for his family. The second has Dad and a pup with some very sweet together time 🙂Read more